Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience, above all liberties.
When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.
Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
Assuredly we bring not innocence not the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.
Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
For what can war, but endless war, still breed?
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.
Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.
No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.